Il Grido (The Cry) (1957) - Rotten Tomatoes

Il Grido (The Cry) (1957)




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Michelangelo Antonioni's grim tale of a man (Steve Cochran) who becomes a wanderer when he loses the woman he loves. Virginia: Dorian Gray. Irma: Alida Valli. Andreina: Lyn Shaw. Elvia: Betsy Blair. Rosina: Mirna Girardi. Edera: Gabriella Palotta. Michelangelo Antonioni directed.
NR (not rated)
Art House & International , Drama
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Dorian Gray
as Virginia
Lynn Shaw
as Andreina
Betsy Blair
as Elvia
Mirna Girardi
as Rosina
Guerrino Campanili
as Virginia's Father
Gaetano Matteucci
as Edera's Fiance
Pietro Corvelatti
as Old Fisherman
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Critic Reviews for Il Grido (The Cry)

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (4)

A bleak and desolate film, directed by Michelangelo Antonioni with an eye to the emotive powers of the barren landscape.

Full Review… | July 31, 2007
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

The camera's spare, stunning compositions and the tone of loss and disaffection anticipate Antonioni's later, brilliant explorations of bourgeois anomie.

Full Review… | July 31, 2007
Village Voice
Top Critic

A fairly lucid story that puts no undue strain on a viewer's imagination or intellect.

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

If Antonioni's assuredness isn't yet in place, Il Grido remains a key transitional work, with remarkable photography, fluid camerawork, and a typically unforgettable finale ranking among its most notable virtues.

May 30, 2001
AV Club
Top Critic

The two American actors, Cochran and Blair, seem to lack any understanding of the director's methods and deliver the least satisfying performances to be found in any Antonioni film.

Full Review… | August 29, 2006
TV Guide

Visually brilliant drama.

Full Review… | August 22, 2006
Classic Film and Television

Audience Reviews for Il Grido (The Cry)

Life can be emotionally jarring, so much so, that one may lose all bearings and simply fall into the abyss. Good film.

jwasu rtesa
jwasu rtesa

Very gray and desolate. What I liked about this film was the strange glimmer of hope present throughout Aldo's journey despite such despair. The use of music throughout is pretty cool too. Strange, absurd, and depressing film.


Super Reviewer

Despairing and poetic. 'Loneliness is such a drag...'

Stefanie C
Stefanie C

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